OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (localmemphis.com)- A local cell phone company is getting kids prepared to go back to school in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Verizon and their subsidiary, TCC, hosted a nationwide backpack giveaway at their stores Sunday.
Employees at more than 850 locations handed out bags filled with supplies, like pens and notebooks, to prepare students for the start of the upcoming school year.
“One thing that TCC wants people to know we do care about our community, we always want to give back and you know as a company we also get a lot of time to do community service out in the community that we’re actually kinda required to do so therefore when you’re in a business inside a community you always want to give back,” said Donnell Kerr, the TCC District Manager.
This was the 7th year for the event.